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Gujarati Thali

A Gujarati Thali is ideally a concept where various Gujarati delicacies are served in a plate, in a pre-determined order. A favorite among the food buffs across the world, the basic concept of a Gujarati Thali lies deep-rooted in tradition and the concept of balanced meal.

 

A typical GujaratiThali comprises

 

  1. Starters/Farsan
  2. Chutney
  3. Papad
  4. Shaag/Vegetable Accompaniments
  5. Kachumber/Salad
  6. Dal & Kadhi/Lentils
  7. Roti & Rice/Cereal
  8. Chaans/Drink
  9. Sweet

 

Read to know about some wonderful, yet easy traditional Gujarati recipe ideas that you can use while preparing an authentic Gujarati Thali.

 

An Authentic Gujarati Thali

 

Ghughra 

Ghughra - A tasty Gujarati Snack

Prepared in the shape of a half moon, this deep fried Gujarati savory appetizer is prepared using refined flour. Serve along with tamarind and mint chutneys.

 

Dhokla 

Dhokla - A Gujarati Farsan

This is a yummy snack that is prepared using rice, urad dal and sour curd. The taste of this simple traditional Gujarat dish is enhanced by the presence of sour curds.

 

Papad 

Papad - The crunchy Indian wafer

A thin crispy wafer like dish, papad can be roasted or deep fried well ahead before the serving time and stored in an airtight container.

 

Chutneys

Mint Chutney - The savory, spicy dip to enrich the taste of farsan

Two chutneys are served – one made using mint and other one using tamarind and jaggery. Both these chutneys add taste to the snacks. You can even keep it to be enjoyed with the rotis that will be served later.

 

Kachumbar 

Kachumbar

This is a vegetable salad prepared using tomatoes, cucumber and onions, but in the Jain variation onions are omitted.

 

Gujarati Dal 

Gujarati Dal

A simple lentil dish prepared from Tuvar dal, it is a versatile dish that goes well with rice and rotis.

 

Gujarati Kadhi 

Gujarati Kadhi

A simple, yet royal dish, this consists of gram flour dumplings in sour buttermilk. The various spices like cumin, red chili, grated ginger, green chili etc add to the taste of this dish.

 

Oondhiya

Oondhiya

A yummy mixed vegetable dish consisting of eggplants, potatoes and raw bananas, this spicy gravy dish tastes yummy with roti and rice.

 

Kathole

Kathole

A mixed lentil dish made using various sprouts it is packed with lots and lots of energy. Carom seeds and asafetida helps your digestion.

 

Bhindi Nu Saag 

Bhindi Nu Saag

This is a simple, yet mouthwatering dry dish, prepared from okra. It renders a chance to feel the true taste of Indian spices.

 

Gujarathi Bhaakri 

 

Bhaakri - The Exclusive Gujarati Roti

Also called as rotla, this simple unleavened Indian flatbread prepared using bajra [millet] flour and cumin seeds and salt. Serve a little jaggery with this Guarati roti.

 

Khichdi 

Khichdi

This dish prepared from rice and lentils, this simple dish can be enjoyed as such or with the vegetable dishes and pickle served.

 

Pickle 

Pickle

Pickles, mostly lemon or mango, are served to be enjoyed with Bhaakri and Khichdi.

 

Aam Ras 

Aam Ras

This is nothing, but pure, freshly squeezed mango juice. What more can be a healthier dessert?

 

Shrikhand 

 

Shrikhand - A Gujarati Thali Dessert

Very similar to the stirred fruit yogurt, this is a lip smacking dessert containing yogurt, sugar, cardamom and saffron.

 

Chaas 

Chaas

Chaans or flavored buttermilk marks the end of the dishes served on a Gujarati Thali.

 

The flavor and goodness of the fabulous dishes of the Gujarati thali are sure to make your taste buds come alive with passion and desire. So, indulge in them and savor them with utmost delight!

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chockyfoodie's picture
This is simply wonderful.
Samina.Tapia's picture
A treat for any vegetarian! If you are someone who doesn't like spicy and oily vegetarian food, Gujarati food is sure to appeal to your palate.
Rishab's picture
An authenthic Gujarati Thali!
Anonymous's picture
Rotla tastes yummy with aam ras! Gur aur ghee ke saath toh aur bhi yummy!
Anonymous's picture
Food - the basic ingredient of life and when it comes all together at a single place.... Yummy......... Great job!
Anonymous's picture
The salad and dessert ....... both of them look so delicious
Raj Khurana's picture
nice pics yaar
Anonymous's picture
Khoob likha hai........
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